German Chancellor condemns violence against women in Afghanistan, Iran

KABUL (Khaama Press): German Chancellor Olaf Scholz strongly condemned violence against women in Afghanistan and Iran, and said, Germany is on the side of those who support human rights and women’s rights.

Just days ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, Chancellor Scholz in a video message said that his people and country will stand with those who stand for human rights and women’s rights whether it is in Afghanistan or Iran.

“The repressive policies the Islamic regimes in Iran and Afghanistan are implementing on women is unforgiveable,” Scholz said. He further added that women in Afghanistan and Iran are bravely fighting for their rights – these women even risk their lives to achieve freedom.

It is in the interest of a country’s economy, politics, and culture if jobs are fairly divided between men and women, and women should are ensured to earn a decent income compared to that of their male counterparts, Scholz highlighted in the video.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and Iran’s Islamic Regime share a common strategy in treating women and girls, and their unique interpretation of Islam has led girls to be deprived of their basic natural rights.

Girls in Afghanistan have been barred from attending classes above grade six and educational institutions for more than 500 days as per the decree issued by the Taliban supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada.

Meanwhile, in Iran, the Islamic regime has been accused of mistreating protesting women and girls who had participated in the nationwide protests.

Since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021, and the implementation of restrictions on women in Iran, women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran took to the streets and protested for weeks for their rights and freedom. Now, these protesting women and girls face serious violations, including mistreatment, imprisonment, and even death threats from Islamic regimes.